When can I plant Statice in Zone 10b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant statice in Zone 10b can be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Statice

Frost tolerance for statice: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since statice are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant statice
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant statice
Probably not a good time to plant statice

The earliest that you can plant statice in Zone 10b is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant statice and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your statice may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your statice indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10b the average date of last frost happens on January 31. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b we get surprised by a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your statice in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10b.